A furry-faced, stereotypically absent-minded, pipe smoking professor.
Really? Hmm. Was it in some sort of really dangerous, rush hour traffic or some such thing?
I am hoping you were being facetious. :)
Such an interesting (and odd) series of panels this week with Ed and Tiffany. It will be very entertaining to see how this develops. The possibilities are intriguing. Any wagers on the outcomes?!?? Here are the odds as I see them:
A) Tiffany and Ed form a partnership that is successful and Tiffany is no longer financially destitute and she becomes independant from Annie and Tom “Cat”.(I would say, 10-1 odds sounds about right)
B) Tiffany and Ed form a partnership, but it goes horribly wrong and both lose the shirts off their backs. (I would say, 5-1 odds)
C) Tiffany helps Ed do the first sale in some fashion from her stuff…. then Ed sells the rest, and Tiffany has enough money for a while, but her financial instability continues to be the on-going theme. (Honestly, I suspect 1.1 – 1 odds would be the best anyone could hope for.)
I think the difference may be that Ma Berger’s stuff was most likely expensive “looking” replicas, whereas Tiffany’s stuff is regular “looking” expensive brand originals.
Drawings…. usual standard. I am glad that Arp has one of the ugliest suits I have ever seen…. it fits how obnoxious his character has been written to be.
Writing…. unfortunately, my hoped for “pipe dream” of having three days in a row rise to the level of “marginally acceptable or better” have been dashed. The joke was weak, not really very funny, and barely relevant to anything in the story.
I sometimes believe “jaywalking” as an offense is actually just an “urban legend” or something that was a crime briefly long, long ago. People do it all the time, hell, I do it all the time, with nary a glance from any law enforcement.
One of the many things I really enjoy about Mr. Bliss’s work… is the way he draws people. Really, very, very interesting and well drawn!!!!
If this works out “ok” I will be happily surprised. Even though WE know Tiffany is being legitimate…. I am surprised at how easily the junk store guy is accepting what she says….. I would have anticipated a) he would think she is scamming him, or b) he would still push for $7 and then try to reap even MORE profit from her knowledge.
Drawings…. usual nice standard PLUS…. especially nice expressions on faces… and very nicely done raccoon image in panel 3!
Writing…. acceptable again…… which is a nice surprise to see. Are we on a positive roll?!?! I think it may be too much of a pipe dream to anticipate three days in a row of marginally acceptable writing…. but, I do tend to have hope spring eternal…. and I guess “pipe dreams” are an aspect of my personality. :)
I have heard a lot of folks with similar opinions…. but the reality is that we are literally surrounded by millions of bacteria (“germs”) every moment of every day. Other than attempting to avoid known pathogenic forms (cold, flu, etc)…. it makes minimal difference.